By: Eric Huenefeld
It was champion vs challenger. Uncle vs nephew. Jerry Gille vs Jake Gille.
When the dust settled on Saturday nights Stanley Steemer NASCAR Late Model feature on Kar Korner Night at the Rockford Speedway, it was Jake Gille topping the field, notching his first feature win of the 2013 season.
Gille had the best seat in the house for 30 lap main event, starting the race from the pole position. Gille would outrun Steve Rubeck for the lead and was able to put a small buffer between he and the rest of the pack. Behind Jake, uncle Jerry was close behind, moving to second spot by lap three. The two would race hard, inches apart, sometimes swapping paint for the top spot. But despite his best efforts, Jerry was never able to snag the lead from the 25 year old Machesney Park resident.
This article was posted to the website on June 15th, 2013
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